I am look to unlock my gmail password but keeps on declining
Gmail, Google's email service, provides you with a free, online email address.
Your Gmail account is vulnerable to hackers if you don't take adequate steps to protect it.
Create a strong password that contains a mix of numbers and letters.
Use both upper and lowercase, and consider adding symbols.
Change your account's settings from HTTP to HTTPS.
Even if you take the necessary precautions, someone may still hack your account.
By checking various Gmail settings, you can determine if someone has hacked your account.
Sign in to your Gmail account.
If your password doesn't work, someone has compromised your account.
If your login works, scroll to the bottom of the Gmail screen until you find the Last Account Activity line.
This opens a new window with all your recent account activity.
Check the Location box for any activity outside your area or from a strange IP address.
This is a sign that someone hacked your Gmail.
Click "Sent Mail" and look for any strange messages sent from your address.
If you find messages there that you didn't send, someone may have hacked your account.
Click the gear-shaped button on the top right side of the Gmail screen.
Choose "Mail Settings" from the drop-down list.
Check the Signature box to make sure no one changed it.
Hackers sometimes place links to malicious websites in this area.
If you send an email to someone and he unknowingly clicks one of these links, it can infect his computer.
Check the Vacation Responder section for a similar reason. Make sure no one has changed it or placed outgoing links.
Click the "Accounts and Import" tab at the top of the Settings page.
Click "Change Password Recovery Options" in the Change Account Settings section.
Enter your password if Gmail prompts you.
Check the Email section to make sure there are no strange addresses listed as a recovery email address.
If a hacker places one of his email addresses in this section, he can recover your password even after you've changed it.
While on this page, check your security questions to make sure no one changed them.
Close the "Recovering Your Password" page and return to your Gmail Settings page.
Check the "Grant Access to Your Account" section.
Unless you've added an account here, it should be empty.
If someone hacked your Gmail, you may find that he has added himself to your account in this section.
This means he can read your email and send messages from your address.
Click the "Forwarding and POP/IMAP" tab.
Check the Forwarding section to make sure no one changed it.
Check the POP Download section and the IMAP Access section.
Unless you enabled them in the past, POP and IMAP should be disabled.
Hackers use these options to gain access to your messages.
Click "Save Changes" if you altered any settings.
Dec 08, 2013 |